John Harman (George Brent), manager of an Oxford Street bookstore, reprimands an attractive young clerk, Ruby Bruce (Diana Dors), for being late to work. The same day Ruby catches Jeff Hart (Peter Reynolds) stealing a rare book, but instead of reporting him she accepts a date with him. That night, before her date, Ruby is working late with Harman, who, in a fleeting moment of intimacy, kisses her. He apologizes but later Jeff forces Ruby to blackmail Harman. When he refuses to pay off, Jeff tells Ruby to write a letter to Harman's wife, which causes her death from a heart attack. Dazed by the tragedy, Harman gives Ruby 400 pounds when she renews her demands. Jeff catches Ruby hiding part of the money, kills her and hides her body in a packing case. Harman discovers Ruby's body and realizing he will be suspect, flees in panic.
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First picture of a four-year deal between Hammer Film Productions and Lippert Pictures, owned by Robert L. Lippert
, a producer and multiple theater chain owner. Lippert would supply a Hollywood star to attract Amercian audiences to the films. This deal helped with the British film quota in place at the time. Many American films shown in the UK at the time has to have a British film shown as part of a double feature. See more
Where does Jeffrey Hart get a key to open the case to try and steal a rare book? And, how is the window to the shop left unlocked for Jeffrey to get in? See more
I take it you have an appointment tonight, Miss Bruce.
How did you know?
Well, I - you look extremely smart and I can't imagine it being for my benefit.
I'm glad you like it.
Referenced in Buccaneer Soul